Texas Carry Ban Shot Down By: Lars Smith

TX Carry Ban
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Citing the Bruen standard of constitutional-era law, and the vital role that young men under 21 played in the military and political efforts to form this nation, FPC (Firearms Policy Coalition) lawyers successfully made the case for striking down a ban on handgun carry by young Texans aged 18-20.

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Precisely what threat legally vetted, law-abiding young people with firearms present to the general public is still unknown. What we do know is that Bruen is here to stay, and the consequences for arbitrary gun laws like this are dire. In this specific case, the law is not gone, but currently “on hold” for 30 days, to give the state time to appeal, and seek a stay of its own. In a state like Texas, one would imagine the argument is going to have to be pretty convincing to elicit much support from the general public, or their elected representatives.

Thanks in large part to national and regional pro-rights groups like FPC, the courts are currently filling with cases filed against the unconstitutional restriction of 2nd Amendment rights, such as this carry ban, and it’s looking like things are going to go the way of RTKBA for some time.